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Oxford University Research Integrity Seminar Series0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

Recorded in 2009–11, this is a free short series of audio recordings (and a few slides). Most of the presentations are around 45mins long. Even though the series has a definite biomedical focus, it includes useful commentary about matters such as authorship / acknowledgement, falsification/plagiarism of data, conflicts of interest, and research integrity in general. Of possible interest for researchers (early career and more experienced, HDR students and research managers.

Also available as downloadable media files.

Office of Research integrity (US)0

Posted by Admin in on May 29, 2015
 

“The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) oversees and directs Public Health Service (PHS) research integrity activities on behalf of the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the exception of the regulatory research integrity activities of the Food and Drug Administration.”

Dozens of Scientific Papers Withdrawn After Peer-Review Fraud Uncovered – IFL Science! by Stephen Luntz0

Posted by Admin in on May 24, 2015
 

“Scientific Publisher BioMed Central has withdrawn 43 papers, and is investigating many more, over what it calls the “fabrication” of peer reviews. Representatives of Journal editors have admitted the papers are the tip of a dangerous iceberg, and the scandal may to lead to an overhaul of how peer review is conducted”

The Concordat to Support Research Integrity – Universities UK0

Posted by Admin in on May 23, 2015
 

UK research integrity statement of principles produced by Universities UK. Initial signatories to the document were: Department for Employment and Learning; Higher Education Funding Council for England; Higher Education Funding Council for Wales; National Institute for Health Research; Research Councils UK; Scottish Funding Council; Universities UK; Wellcome Trust. A list of the current signatories can be accessed from: www.universitiesuk.ac.uk.

The foreword of The Concordant is by the UK Minister for Universities and Science.

In the summary of commitments section – ”This concordat seeks to provide a comprehensive national framework for good research conduct and its governance. As signatories to and supporters of the concordat to support research integrity, we are committed to:

  • maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research
  • ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers
  • using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise
  • working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly”

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